A WELL-KNOWN couple completed the Great North Run to raise money for research into the disease that claimed the life of a loved one. 

The owners of Caffe Ginevra, an espresso bar in Prudhoe, Amy and Anthony Finn (both 32), took part in the Great North Run in honour of Amy’s late father, Barry Carson, who died of a brain tumour in 2015.

The couple ran to raise money for Brain Tumour Research, which funds seven UK Centres of Excellence where researchers are focused on improving outcomes for patients and finding a cure. 

Amy said: “It's coming up to four years since I lost my dad to a brain tumour. My dad and I were so close, we spent many a Saturday afternoon together at St James' Park, watching our beloved Newcastle United - usually getting beat. 

"He was a real family man and loved nothing more than spending time with us all. He was so brave during his battle which, made us even more proud of the legend that he was.

“My dad did the first ever Great North Run so it's a really special achievement, especially as we’ve raised hundreds of pounds for such a good cause. Brain tumours kill so many people each year but get a small percentage of funding to research treatments, and to find the causes and ultimately, a cure.”

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